Yesterday I took my Leni Penn vegan “ostrich leather” bag on it’s first morning outing- to the Farmer’s Market!

There are so many reasons I already adore this company. First, for every bag purchased, they donate a backpack to a child in need or a purse to a struggling working mother in South Florida. Second, the quality of these bags is exceptional- AND you can wash them! That fact alone makes it ideal for messy groceries, beach trips, and the occasional make-up spill (which I’m often guilty of). Third, they are massive (but not bulky), which makes them perfect for busy girls on the go! They come in four sizes: small, medium, large (which I’m wearing), and extra-large. Fourth, their founder Brit is extremely sweet, which makes communicating with the company a complete pleasure!

Finally, I love that the vegan leather is indistinguishable from animal leather, and therefore is already making a splash in the high fashion world. For example, this bag was recently featured on Vogue.com! You don’t hear that about vegan, compassionate companies every day.

You can follow their story and progress on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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